Saturday, July 10, 2010

Inspired by Bill's Hens


Inspired by Bill's Hens
Originally uploaded by linfrye
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Rising to Bill's Challenge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorus_maver/4774391349/) I used my splatter and splash method to begin moving into animal paintings. It took several attempts before I was satisfied with this hen - but oh it was fun -- THANK YOU BILL!!! You have inspired me to begin seeing animals in my splashes!!!

I simplified the image to a single hen. (The one I attempted with two hens became too busy.) But I really enjoyed this and will be 'looking' for more animals!

Funny thing about chickens -- so many of my staff and Plant A Row volunteers are raising chickens -- for their eggs and for their meat ...they're good layers, provide an organic 'insect control' and often provide fertilizer for the garden... plus they're hilarious to watch! The B&B where I stayed had chickens - -and like dogs and cats, each has a personality that can be such fun to observe....!

Again, thank you Bill for the 'stretch'!

Though some of the towns around me have had rain, we're still dry as dust. I spent a good amount of time watering plants yesterday. Today, again with promises of the wet stuff, we're staining the new window molding and moving things around ... a bit house-focused but necessary.

It's cooled a bit with the cloud cover - but mercy, I wish it would rain!

Have a great day!

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

What a fun painting -- so colorful and full of life. I can just hear that chicken making all kinds of noise and getting its feathers ruffled over something!! I would never imagined you could do this with the splashing method. Incredible!

Sorry the rain is so slow getting to you. I've mentally and verbally sent it your way several times LOL.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan said...

What wonderful color!!! THe splatter worked so well for this!!!!

I enjoyed seeing your travel supplies. Nice to keep it small with just enough.

Have a great weekend!!! Hope some rain reaches you. They are talking about showers here today...we'll see.

Teri C said...

I am LOVING this chicken!!!!